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Unformatted text preview: palpitations, dizziness and epigastric discomfort. ICD-10 defines GAD as: A period of 6 months with predominant tension, worry and feelings of apprehension about everyday events and problems At least one of the symptoms listed below 1. Palpitations, Sweating, Trembling or a Dry Mouth At least three of the following symptoms 1. Difficulty breathing 2. Choking sensation 3. Chest pain 4. Nausea 5. Dizziness 6. Symptoms of derealisation/depersonalisation 7. Fear of losing control 8. Fear of dying 9. Hot flushes or cold chills 10. Numbness or tingling sensations Agoraphobia Agoraphobia is defined as a fear of the market place. It is defined by ICD-10 as: Marked fear of a least two of the following 1. Crowd 2. Public places 3. Travelling alone 4. Travelling away from home At least two symptoms of anxiety listed above under GAD Patient recognises the level of emotional distress is unreasonable and out of proportion...
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